External Examiner Assessment Procedure (EEA) - Before the Final Exam

The final review of the Candidate's PhD Thesis is performed, according to DM 45/13, by - at least - a couple of independent external examiners ("valutatori"). They are: highly qualified academics not involved in the PhD Program nor in the supervisors team of the Candidate, whose task is to produce (each one) an analytical evaluation of the Candidate's thesis and to give their opinion about the final examination: is it complete, well done, original? does the thesis need some, consistent integration or amendments? The Reviewers, in particular may propose changes and the Candidate to delay the scheduling of the final exam, to operate these changes. Italian regulation requires this delay to be less than six months.

External Examiners Assessment - 2022

In the following list you may find the names of the Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within 2022, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

  to be submitted   already submitted

 

 

Maryam Gholamzadehmir

Thesis title: Advanced controls for HVAC systems in nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs)
Supervisor: Niccolò Aste; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Mohamed El Mankibi, ENTPE Université de Lyon
  2. Valerio Lo Brano, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Marco Belliardi

Thesis title: Energy-economic analysis applied to geothermal district thermal systems
Supervisor: Nerio Cereghetti (SUPSI); Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini, Università della Svizzera italiana
  2. Vittorio Verda, Politecnico di Torino

Fengzhen He

Thesis title: Dynamic Mechanical Response and Thermal Stability of Hybrid Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Supervisor: Luigi Biolzi; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Giuseppe Campione, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  2. Paulo J. M. Monteiro, UC Berkeley

Joud Aljumaa Aldakheel

Thesis title: Assessing Smart Retrofitting in Residential Buildings through Key Performance Indicators
Supervisor: Claudio Del Pero; Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Marina Bonomolo, Università degli studi di Palermo
  2. Giovanni Pernigotto, Libera Università di Bolzano

Daniele Treccani

Thesis title: Point cloud processing for physical accessibility evaluation in historical ur-ban environments. The case of Unesco site of Sabbioneta
Supervisor: Andrea Adami; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Antonia Teresa Spanò, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Edward Verbree, TU Delft

Maria Anishchenko

Thesis title: Bespoke knitted textiles for large-scale architectural projects
Supervisor: Ingrid Paoletti; Tutor: Oscar Bellini

External Examiners:

  1. Felecia Davis, Pennsylvania State University
  2. Mariana Popescu, TU Delft

 

External Examiners Assessment - Autumn/Winter 2021

In the following list you may find the names of the Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within Spring 2022, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

  to be submitted   already submitted

 

 

Massimo Fortini

Thesis title: Acoustic Performances of Building Components Based on Innovative Composite Materials Featuring Phenolic Resin Foam Cores
Supervisor: Edoardo Piana (UniBS); Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Antonino Di Bella, Università degli Studi di Padova
  2. Patrizio Fausti, Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Antonino Mannino

Thesis title: BIM and IoT for Facilities Maintenance Management: strategies for optimization and innovation
Supervisor: Mario Claudio Dejaco; Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. Berardo Naticchia, Università Politecnica delle Marche
  2. Maurizio Nicolella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Olga Beatrice Carcassi

Thesis title: Designing the climate-neutrality. How to re-think the fabrication process of building insulation by growing mycelium-based biocomposites.
Supervisor: Laura Elisabetta Malighetti; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Sophie Claude, INSA de Toulouse
  2. Jacob Grobman, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Tecla Caroli

Thesis title: Reversible Technologies: towards reusing, remanufacturing and recycling.
Supervisor: Andrea Campioli; Tutor: Gianandrea Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Maria Antonia Barucco, Università IUAV di Venezia
  2. Elena Montacchini, Politecnico di Torino

Mana Mohajer

Thesis title: Cyclic Cohesive Zone Modelling of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metallic Elements Strengthened by CFRP Plates
Supervisor: Pierluigi Colombi; Tutor: Valter Carvelli

External Examiners:

  1. Francesco Ascione, Università degli Studi di Salerno
  2. Elyas Ghafoori, ETH Zürich

Guodong Wang

Thesis title: Modelling of Permafrost Degradation and Gravity-induced Risks in Alpine Areas
Supervisor: Francesco Calvetti; Tutor: Pierluigi Colombi

External Examiners:

  1. François Nicot, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
  2. Lukas Arenson, University of Manitoba

Samir Al-Azri

Thesis title: Data-Centric Simulation for Performative Feedback in Early Building Design Process
Supervisor: Ingrid Paoletti; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Mathilde Marengo, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
  2. Michela Turrin, TU Delft

Mesrop Andriasyan

Thesis title: Algorithmic humanitarian architecture. Advancement in tools and methods for emergency settlement and shelter planning
Supervisor: Alessandra Zanelli; Tutor: Valter Carvelli

External Examiners:

  1. Sylvain Kubicki, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
  2. Niels De Temmerman, VUB, Bruxelles

Federico Marcolini

Thesis title: The "Mantua-Peschiera" railway as case study for the historical analysis and the design methodology of a regeneration project
Supervisor: Angelo Lorenzi; Tutor: Federico Bucci

External Examiners:

  1. Joubert José Lancha, Universidade de São Paulo
  2. Marco Navarra, Università degli Studi di Catania

Roberto Dellisanti

Thesis title: CREATIVITY: WHERE AND WHY. Innovative and spatial behaviour in Cultural and Creative Industries
Supervisor: Roberta Capello; Tutor: Andrea Caragliu

External Examiners:

  1. Alessandro Crociata, Gran Sasso Science Institute
  2. Charlotta Mellanders, Jönköping University
  3. Hans Westlund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Nicola Grillanda

Thesis title: LIMIT ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL MASONRY STRUCTURES – AN ADVANCED UPPER BOUND NUMERICAL APPROACH BASED ON NURBS GEOMETRY AND MESH ADAPTATION
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Perluigi Colombi

External Examiners:

  1. Antonio Formisano, Università di Napoli Federico II
  2. Francesco Clementi, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Matteo Laffi

Thesis title: Creativity in 4.0 technologies: challenges and opportunities for differentiated built environments
Supervisor: Roberta Capello; Tutor: Andrea Caragliu

External Examiners:

  1. Roberto Antonietti, Università di Padova
  2. Fabio Montobbio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Luca Perfetti

Thesis title: Image-based multicamera mobile mapping system to survey narrow spaces
Supervisor: Francesco Fassi; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Gianfranco Forlani, Università di Parma
  2. Thomas Luhmann, Jade Hochschule

Maia Evgenieva Zheliazkova

Thesis title: Performance- oriented design through advanced computational techniques and materials towards the reuse of built heritage
Supervisor: Ingrid Paoletti; Tutor: Daniele Fanzini

External Examiners:

  1. Ehsan Baharlou, University of Virginia
  2. Brady Peters, University of Toronto

Jacopo Scacco

Thesis title: Advanced Numerical Modeling of Reinforced Curved Masonry Structures
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Tommaso D'Antino

External Examiners:

  1. Antonio Formisano, Università di Napoli Federico II
  2. Francesco Clementi, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Eleonora Bruschi

Thesis title: Seismic retrofit of RC framed buildings with supplemental energy dissipation: modelling and application of a novel lead damper
Supervisor: Virginio Quaglini; Tutor: Sara Cattaneo

External Examiners:

  1. Fabio Mazza, Università della Calabria
  2. Matteo Abbondio Moratti, Università degli Studi di Pavia

 

External Examiners Assessment - Spring/Summer 2021

In the following list you may find the names of the Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within 2021, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Mao Lin

Thesis title: The Future City in Rural Chengdu Plain: Checking the Planning Under the Urban-rural Continuum
Supervisor: Maurizio Meriggi; Tutor: Oscar Bellini

External Examiners:

  1. Linfei Han, Beijing Jiaotong University
  2. Luca Lanini, Università di Pisa

Kun Li

Thesis title: Methodological Principles for Traditional Villages' Conservation and Design Enhancement: The Case Study of Hancheng, China
Supervisor: Laura Anna Pezzetti; Tutor: Nerantzia Tzortzi

External Examiners:

  1. Deng Hao, Southeast University
  2. Paolo Carlotti, Sapienza Università di Roma

Alessandro Miglioli

Thesis title: Integrated technical solutions for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings based on heat pumps and photovoltaic-thermal collectors
Supervisor: Niccolò Aste; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Gianpiero Evola, Università degli Studi di Catania
  2. Alessandro Prada, Università di Trento

Giulio Ferla

Thesis title: Improvement of the Energy and Environmental Performance of Wooden Biomass District Heating Systems
Supervisor: Paola Caputo; Tutor: Andrea Caragliu

External Examiners:

  1. Marco Baratieri, Libera Università di Bolzano
  2. Elisa Guelpa, Politecnico di Torino

Giulia Grassi

Thesis title: Material agency and 4D printing. Shape-shifting material systems in architecture
Supervisor: Ingrid Paoletti; Tutor: Matteo Ruta

External Examiners:

  1. Dylan Wood, University of Stuttgart
  2. Manuel Kretzer, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Sebastián Andrés Calderón Díaz

Thesis title: Experimental and numerical study of partially grouted reinforced masonry shear walls subjected to in-plane loading
Supervisor: Milani; Tutor: D'Antino

External Examiners:

  1. Thomas Sturm, Universidad de Chile
  2. Antonio Formisano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Pier Francesco Giordano

Thesis title: The Value of Structural Health Monitoring in emergency management
Supervisor: Maria Pina Limongelli; Tutor: Valter Carvelli

External Examiners:

  1. Michael Havbro Faber, Aalborg University
  2. Daniele Zonta, Università di Trento

Luigi Guzzoni

Thesis title: Construction management of cultural heritage. Conservation of cultural heritage during its construction site stage. Building Information Modelling supporting on site information collection and management for cost control
Supervisor: Stefano Della Torre; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Maria Grazia Ercolino, Università di Roma La Sapienza
  2. Paolo Rosasco, Università degli Studi di Genova

Karrar Ali Fezea Al-Lami

Thesis title: Durability of the Externally Bonded FRP and FRCM under the effect of environmental conditions
Supervisor: Colombi; Tutor: Valente

External Examiners:

  1. Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Chalmers University of Technology
  2. Cristina Gentilini, Università di Bologna

Paolo Borlenghi

Thesis title: Vibration-Based FE Model Updating and Damage Identification for Historical Structures
Supervisor: Gentile; Tutor: Colombi

External Examiners:

  1. Gianfranco De Matteis, Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
  2. Massimiliano Gioffrè, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Elena Fioretto

Thesis title: Empire on the borders. A study for the protection and the enhancement of fragile structures on the Danubian Limes in Serbia
Supervisor: Lombardini; Tutor: Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Mirjana Sladić, University of Novi Sad
  2. Enrico Zanini, Università di Siena

Emanuela Margione

Thesis title: Constructing places and communities.The complementary relationship between architectural and urban design in Agro Pontino.
Supervisor: Bonfante; Tutor: Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Giovanni Marras, IUAV
  2. Carlo Ravagnati, Politecnico di Torino

Flavio Menici

Thesis title: Architectural Rewriting Techniques. Methodological Principles for a Critical Transformation Of the Urban Fabric
Supervisor: Chizzoniti; Tutor: Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Lamberto Amistadi, Università di Bologna
  2. Giuseppina Scavuzzo, Università degli Studi di Trieste

Amra Salihbegovic

Thesis title: Complexity in Contemporary Architecture: The Interdependence of Form and Space
Supervisor: Chizzoniti; Tutor: Bonfante

External Examiners:

  1. Helder Francisco Valente Casal Ribeiro, University of Porto
  2. Mladen Jadric, TU Wien

Vito Tateo

Thesis title: Discrete models and Solid mechanics of brittle materials
Supervisor: Casolo; Tutor: Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Vasilis Sarhosis, University of Leeds
  2. Nicola Zani, Università degli Studi di Firenze

Anthoula Konsta

Thesis title: Preventive and Planned Conservation. A risk management approach to the Built Heritage
Supervisor: Della Torre; Tutor: De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Silvia Naldini, TU Delft
  2. Eva Coisson, Università di Parma

Stefania Masseroni

Thesis title: The Cost of Noise for Learning
Supervisor: Utica; Tutor: De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Edoardo Piana, Università degli Studi di Brescia
  2. Sebastiano Carbonara, Università degli Studi Gabriele D'Annunzio - Chieti/Pescara

Gianluca Pozzi

Thesis title: The role of the design for housing project. The building industrialisation between resilience and sustainability. Criteria and categories
Supervisor: Elisabetta Ginelli; Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. Mario Losasso, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  2. Chris Goodier, Loughborough University

Gianpiero Venturini

Thesis title: Innovative processes and management in the social reactivation and environmental regenerative project
Supervisor: Daniele Fanzini; Tutor: Andrea Tartaglia

External Examiners:

  1. Filippo Angelucci, Università degli Studi Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pescara e Chieti
  2. Flaviano Celaschi, Università di Bologna

Negar Sheikh Mohammadi Khamseh

Thesis title: Occupant Behavior Modeling and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Supervisor: Enrico De Angelis; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Università degli Studi di Torino
  2. Nagy Zoltan, University of Texas at Austin

 

External Examiners Assessment - Autumn/Winter 2020

In the following list you may find the names of the Candidates that discussed their Final Exam within March 2021, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Xu Lu

Thesis title: Walled Historical Centers' Regeneration in China: Applying Historic Urban Landscape in Xi'an Walled City
Supervisor: Laura Anna Pezzetti; Tutor: Daniele Fanzini

External Examiners:

  1. Hong Yan Li, Jiaotong University
  2. Antonella Violano, Università degli Studi della Campania

Matteo Tagliafichi

Thesis title: Urban regeneration: the sustainable recovery of abandoned military sites
Supervisor: Vincenzo Emilio Zucchi; Tutor: Daniele Fanzini

External Examiners:

  1. Lorenzo Pignatti, Università degli studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio"
  2. Valerio Palmieri, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Andrea Zammataro

Thesis title: Transactive Building Types for Territories in Transition. A Pragmatist Analysis and Design Methodology Applied to the case of Dutch Architecture between Welfare State and Neoliberalism
Supervisor: Antonella Contin; Tutor: Michele Giovanni Caja

External Examiners:

  1. Camillo Boano, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Simona Chiodo, Politecnico di Milano (DAStU)

Elisa Panzera

Thesis title: The regional economic impact of cultural heritage in Europe
Supervisor: Roberta Capello; Tutor: Valeria Natalina Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Leila Kebir, Università di Lausanne
  2. Thomas de Graaff, Free University of Amsterdam

Tommaso Pagnacco

Thesis title: Multi-objective optimization of structural and energy performance in complex envelopes
Supervisor: Gabriele Masera; Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. Emanuele Naboni, Università degli Studi di Parma
  2. Francesco Fiorito, Politecnico di Bari

Qi Wang

Thesis title: Pavel Janák: a study of his formal expressions and design techniques
Supervisor: Chizzoniti; Tutor: Bonfante

External Examiners:

  1. Chen Hui, Hunan University
  2. Ondrej Cisler, Czech Technical University in Prague

Francesco Rota

Thesis title: A Proactive Maintenance approach. Innovation through the implementation of the PrIME (proactive maintenance-based IoT and Machine Learning integrated environment) in the management of the complex building
Supervisor: Cinzia Maria Luisa Talamo; Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Edoardo Patelli, University of Strathclyde
  2. Vittorio Fiore, Università degli Studi di Catania

Angelo Savio Calabrese

Thesis title: Bending and fatigue behavior of reinforced concrete and masonry elements, strengthened with FRCM
Supervisor: Pierluigi Colombi; Tutor: Valter Carvelli

External Examiners:

  1. Francesco Focacci, Università eCampus
  2. Lesley H. Sneed, University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrea Brambilla

Thesis title: Evidence-informed hospital assessment. Implementation, weight and test of a multiple criteria tool for social, environmental and organizational quality assessment of hospital buildings
Supervisor: Stefano Capolongo; Tutor: Gianandrea Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Anna Odone, Università degli Studi di Pavia
  2. Debajoti Pati, Texas Tech University

Erica Isa Mosca

Thesis title: Design for All AUDIT (Assessment Usability & Inclusion Tool). A performance-based tool to evaluate quality of healthcare environments for different users
Supervisor: Stefano Capolongo; Tutor: Laura Elisabetta Malighetti

External Examiners:

  1. Tiziana Ferrante, Sapienza Università di Roma
  2. Janice Rieger, QUT, Queensland University of Technology

Antonello Ruccolo

Thesis title: Condition- based structural maintenance of cultural heritage buildings. Continuous monitoring strategies and data fusion
Supervisor: Carmelo Gentile; Tutor: Pierluigi Colombi

External Examiners:

  1. Carlo Pellegrino, Università degli Studi di Padova
  2. Filippo Ubertini, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Annachiara Stanga

Thesis title: La forma del suolo. Milano tra architettura e stratificazione.
Supervisor: Angelo Torricelli; Tutor: Francesca Bonfante

External Examiners:

  1. Francesco Collotti, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  2. Giuseppe Di Benedetto, Università degli Studi di Palermo

 

EEA Spring/Summer 2020

In the following list you may find the names of the Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within 2020, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Lingjun Hao

Thesis title: Exploring the Performance of Historic Residential Buildings in South Tyrol: Considerations on Present and Future Climate
Supervisor: Alexandra Troi (EURAC); Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Tor Broström, Uppsala Universitet
  2. Harald Garrecht, MPA Universität Stuttgart

Viola Fabi

Thesis title: Significati coevolutivi. Processi e lineamenti per la valorizzazione dinamica della città termale
Supervisor: Emilio Faroldi; Tutor: Stefano Capolongo

External Examiners:

  1. Christer Gustafsson, Uppsala Universitet
  2. Patrizia Romei, Università degli Studi di Firenze

 

31°-32° Cycle EEA

In the following list you may find the names of the 31st and 32nd Cycle Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within 2019, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Federica Brunone

Thesis title: taleah A BIM-based multi-dimensional analysis for the decision-making support during the building process The application on wooden additive solutions for the sustainability of the built environment
Supervisor: Marco Imperadori; Tutor: Sara Cattaneo

External Examiners:

  1. Brian Cody, TU Graz
  2. Sandra Loschke, University of Sydney

Annalucia D'Erchia

Thesis title: Proto-typed systemfor the musealization and protection of archaeological excavation
Supervisor: Massimo Ferrari; Tutor: Andrea Campioli

External Examiners:

  1. Luigi Franciosini, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  2. Filippo Lambertucci, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

Gabriele Marrongelli

Thesis title: Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures: Automated Operational Modal Analysis and Damage Detection
Supervisor: Carmelo Gentile; Tutor: Maria Adelaide Parisi

External Examiners:

  1. Antonino Morassi, Università degli Studi di Udine
  2. Francesco Clementi, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Carlo Andrea Biraghi

Thesis title: Multiscale Modeling Methodology for Urban Optimization
Supervisor: Massimo Tadi; Tutor: Michele Caja

External Examiners:

  1. Marija Maruna, University of Belgrade
  2. Antonella Contin, Politecnico di Milano

Ilaria Vigna

Thesis title: Energy Flexible Building Cluster
Supervisor: Roberta Pernetti; Co-Supervisor: Gabriele Masera; Tutor: Matteo Ruta

External Examiners:

  1. Manuela Almeida, Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
  2. Erwin Mlecnik, TU Delft

Shenghuan Zhao

Thesis title: Supporting Architectural Design with Intelligent and Interactive Computational Tools: an application to the exploration of building facade design
Supervisor: Enrico De Angelis; Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. Gian Luca Brunetti, Politecnico di Milano
  2. Eugénio Rodrigues, University of Coimbra

Davide Cerati

Thesis title: Nature-Based Solutions and open spaces regeneration. Methods, tools and indicators for environmental design and assessment
Supervisor: Andrea Tartaglia; Tutor: Elena Mussinelli

External Examiners:

  1. Alessandra Battisti, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  2. Luca Bisogni, NQA (Nuova Qualità Ambientale) srl e Università degli Studi di Pavia

Erika Saretta

Thesis title: Urban BIPV retrofit potential of façades
Supervisor: Francesco Frontini (SUPSI); Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Miguel Centeno Brito, Instituto Dom Luiz, Universidade de Lisboa
  2. Maria Wall, Lund University

Davide Rodigari

Thesis title: Earthquake Damage Assessment in Moment-Resisting Steel Frames
Supervisor: Claudio Bernuzzi; Tutor: Maria Adelaide Parisi

External Examiners:

  1. Nadia Baldassino, Università degli Studi di Trento
  2. Giovanni Metelli, Università degli Studi di Brescia

Manuela Alessandra Scamardo

Thesis title: A non-standard finite element crack model for the analysis of historical masonry constructions
Supervisor: Alberto Franchi; Tutor: Gabriele Milani

External Examiners:

  1. Shing Pui- Shum, University of California, San Diego
  2. Paulo José Brandão Barbosa Lourenço, University of Minho

Juan Diego Blanco Cadena

Thesis title: Human eye kinematics for adaptable visual comfort assessment. Personalized responsive control strategies to integrate building envelope and artificial lighting.
Supervisor: Tiziana Poli; Tutor: Valeria Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Gabriele Lobaccaro, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. Mitija Kosir, University of Ljubljana

Serena Giorgi

Thesis title: Circular economy and regeneration of building stock. Policy improvements, strategic partnership and business models, life cycle decision-making tools
Supervisor: Monica Lavagna; Tutor: Laura Daglio

External Examiners:

  1. Antonello Monsù Scolaro, Università degli Studi di Sassari
  2. Francesca Giglio, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Ahmad Basshofi Habieb

Thesis title: Experimental and numerical investigation of fiber reinforced elastomeric isolators made from recycled rubber
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Pierluigi Colombi

External Examiners:

  1. Antonio Formisano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  2. Vasilis Sarhosis, University of Leeds

Harold Enrique Huerto Cardenas

Thesis title: Validation of historical buildings energy models: A novel method based on microclimatic control parameters
Supervisor: Fabrizio Leonforte; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Marco Beccali, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  2. Gianpiero Evola, Università degli Studi di Catania

Nicola Moretti

Thesis title: Towards a digital-based management of servitised assets. A framework for business process reengineering
Supervisor: Mario Claudio Dejaco; Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. Fernando Cos-Gayon Lopez, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  2. Jorge Manuel Caliço Lopes de Brito, Tecnico Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa

Anastasiia Sedova

Thesis title: Church as urban-forming element. Adaptation of abandoned spiritual buildings.
Supervisor: Gianandrea Ciaramella; Tutor: Valeria Natalina Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Tracy Pickerill, TU Dublin
  2. Elena Borin, Burgundy School of Business

Gessica Sferrazza Papa

Thesis title: Seismic vulnerability of churches: a territorial knowledge approach
Supervisor: Maria Adelaide Vittoria Parisi; Tutor: Sara Cattaneo

External Examiners:

  1. Luigi Sorrentino, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  2. Bruno Billeci, Università degli Studi di Sassari

Gabriel Lee Stockdale

Thesis title: Kinematic equilibrium, black box analysis, and the characterization of dry-stack masonry arches
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Marco Vincenzo Valente

External Examiners:

  1. Ian Robertson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. Francesco Clementi, Università Politecnica delle Marche
  3. Bahman Ghiassi, University of Nottingham

Simone Tiberti

Thesis title: In- and Out-of-Plane Homogenized Limit Analysis of Non-Periodic Masonry Walls Based on a Novel Pixel/Voxel Strategy
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Tommaso D'Antino

External Examiners:

  1. Michal Sejnoha, Czech Technical University in Prague
  2. Antonella Cecchi, Università IUAV di Venezia

Cinzia Tommasi

Thesis title: Interdisciplinary digital processes for the valorisation of Cultural Heritage. The UNESCO Sacri Monti Circuit application field
Supervisor: Cristiana Achille; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Richard Laing, Robert Gordon University
  2. Flaviano Celaschi, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Paolo Ettore Giana

Thesis title: Application of Building Information Modelling to collaborative procurement in order to manage and control AECO processes
Supervisor: Giuseppe Martino Di Giuda; Tutor: Marco Scaioni

External Examiners:

  1. Gianluigi Albano, LUISS
  2. Berardo Naticchia, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Mohammad Hadi Mohammad Zadeh

Thesis title: A Systemic Modeling Methodology for Evaluating Built Environment Performance: Measuring Functional Proximity
Supervisor: Massimo Tadi; Tutor: Laura Elisabetta Malighetti

External Examiners:

  1. Angela Maria Gabriella Rossi, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  2. Andrea Arcidiacono, Politecnico di Milano

Alessia Buda

Thesis title: Energy Efficiency of Built Cultural Heritage, guidelines and new practices of intervention in Mediterranean Climate
Supervisor: Valeria Natalina Pracchi; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Tor Brostrom, Uppsala University
  2. Giovanna Franco, Università degli studi di Genova

Carlotta Mazzola

Thesis title: Ultra-lightweight technologies for temporary architecture. Defining new minimal mass and efficiency-oriented design strategies through an experimental approach
Supervisor: Alessandra Zanelli; Tutor: Monica Lavagna

External Examiners:

  1. Julian Lienhard, Universität Kassel
  2. Marijke Mollaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Caterina Franco

Thesis title: In place and in time. For an environmental history of tourist infrastructure in the French-Italian Alps (1945-1975)
Supervisor: Emilio Faroldi; Tutor: Elena Germana Mussinelli.
PhD en Cotutelle avec l'Université Grenoble Alpes

External Examiners:

  1. Luigi Lorenzetti, Università della Svizzera italiana
  2. Virginie Picon-­Lefebvre, ENSA Paris-Belleville

Manar Ahmed Al Gammal

Thesis title: Monitoring Heritage and Urban Change Along the Red Sea - Suez and Quseir as Case Study
Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Emad El Sherbiny, Cairo University
  2. Nezar AlSayyad, Berkeley University of California

Derya Erdim

Thesis title: "Urban Neighborhood Mosaic" Does Mahalle Provide Long-Lived Neighborhood Principles? Istanbul a Case Study
Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor: Adalberto Del Bo

External Examiners:

  1. Murat Gül, Istanbul Technical University
  2. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, University of Miami

Sebastiano Marconcini

Thesis title: The Project of the "City for All" in Cultural Heritage Sites
Supervisor: Valeria Natalina Pracchi; Tutor: Laura Malighetti

External Examiners:

  1. Ilaria Garofalo, Università degli Studi di Trieste
  2. Alenka Fikfak, University of Ljubljana

Hosein Roasaei

Thesis title: Assessing multi-scale resilience: architecture and water systems in Yazd
Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor: Valeria Natalina Pracchi

External Examiners:

  1. Manfredi Leone, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  2. Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, UNESCO-ICOMOS, Yazd (Iran)

Ehsan Omar Mahmoud Raslan

Thesis title: Building Energy Performance Requirements and Conservation Issues in the Heritage Buildings in hot arid climates: The Case of 19th and 20th Century Heritage Residential Buildings in Cairo, Egypt
Supervisor: Enrico De Angelis; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Gianpiero Evola, Università degli Studi di Catania
  2. Tor Broström, Uppsala Universitet

Matia Martinelli

Thesis title: RiverMark in China: sustainable tourism and adaptive prototypes
Supervisor: Federico Acuto; Tutor: Cristina Pallini

External Examiners:

  1. Andrew Law, Newcastle University
  2. Maurizio Meriggi, Politecnico di Milano

Francesca Dapra'

Thesis title: Infrastruttura sussidiaria. Strategie per la valorizzazione del patrimonio ecclesiastico: il sistema dei complessi parrocchiali ambrosiani
Supervisor: Emilio Faroldi; Tutor: Massimo Ferrari

External Examiners:

  1. Andrea Longhi, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Ignacio Vicens Hualde, ETSAM Madrid / Politecnico di Milano

 

31st Cycle EEA

In the following list you may find the names of the 31st Cycle Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within October 2018, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Marta Dell'Ovo

Thesis title: Decision Support System for the Location of Healthcare Facilities. SitHealth Evaluation Tool
Supervisor and Tutor: Stefano Capolongo

External Examiners:

  1. Maria Cerreta, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  2. Daniela D'Alessandro, Università La Sapienza

Vito Diana

Thesis title: Discrete Physically-BasedModels in Solid Mechanics
Supervisor: Siro Casolo; Tutor: Luigi Biolzi

External Examiners:

  1. Henryk K. Stolarski, University of Minnesota
  2. Chad M. Landis, The University of Texas at Austin

Jacopo Barbieri

Thesis title: Comprehensive energy solution in humanitarian settlements: from the energy-food nexus to a holistic approach to energy planning
Supervisor: Emanuela Colombo; Tutor: Claudio Del Pero

External Examiners:

  1. Samer Abdelnour, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  2. James Haselip, Technical University of Denmark

Nicola Longarini

Thesis title: Cross lam roof structure in seismic restoration of historical churches
Supervisor: Alberto Franchi; Tutor: Luigi Biolzi

External Examiners:

  1. Alessandra Gubana, Università degli Studi di Udine
  2. Filippo Ubertini, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Marco Zucca

Thesis title: Seismic analysis of Underground works and practice: The case of MetroLima
Supervisor: Alberto Franchi; Tutor: Maria Adelaide Parisi

External Examiners:

  1. Renato Lancellotta, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Giuseppe Tropeano, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Nazly Atta

Thesis title: IoT Adoption for Innovation of FM Process: Strategic Lines for Services Optimization and Innovation
Supervisor: Cinzia Talamo; Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Riccardo Pollo, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Rui Manuel G. Calejo Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto

Sara Ganassali

Thesis title: Measures and limits. Critical analysis and definition of environmental LCA based benchmarks in the construction sector
Supervisor: Monica Lavagna; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Karen Allacker, KU Leuven
  2. Harpa Birgisdottir, Aalborg University

Anna Dalla Valle

Thesis title: Environment - Driven Change Management in AEC firm. Life Cycle Perspective in Practice
Supervisor: Andrea Campioli; Tutor: Angelo Ciribini

External Examiners:

  1. Theo Zaffagnini, Università degli Studi di Ferrara
  2. Sergio Russo Ermolli, Università degli Studi Napoli Federico II

Fabrizio Banfi

Thesis title: Bim Modeling for the Built Heritage: Holistic Generative Process Embodying Complexity. Lowering information modelling gaps maximizing benefits
Supervisor: Raffaella Brumana; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Maurice M. Murphy, Dublin Institute of Technology
  2. Alex Tessier, Autodesk Research Toronto
  3. Ying-Mei Cheng, China University of Technology

Silvia Mastrolembo Ventura

Thesis title: Digitally-enabled design review: the role of Virtual Reality (VR). Procedural guidelines for the effective implementation of VR systems in usability-focused analysis
Supervisor: Angelo Ciribini; Tutor: Cinzia Talamo

External Examiners:

  1. Markus König, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  2. Dragana Nikolic, University of Reading

Joseph Di Pasquale

Thesis title: Hybrid Modular Architecture: a strategic framework of building innovation for emerging housing behaviors in urban contexts
Supervisor: Andrea Tartaglia; Tutor: Elena Mussinelli

External Examiners:

  1. Salvator John Liotta, Université libre de Bruxelles
  2. Fabrizio Tucci, Università degli Studi La Sapienza

Sara Giulia Troncone

Thesis title: The Spatial Dimension of a Mass Phenomenon. Architectures for Grassroots Sport
Supervisor: Francesca Bonfante; Tutor: Laura Pezzetti

External Examiners:

  1. Josep Maria Garcia Fuentes, Newcastle University
  2. Pisana Posocco, Università degli Studi La Sapienza

Maryam Meshkin Kiya

Thesis title: Uncertainty Quantification of Solar Irradiance in Urban Canyons for Design and Decision Supports
Supervisor: Riccardo Paolini; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Georgios Kokogiannakis, University of Wollongong, Australia
  2. Massimiliano Manfren, University of Southampton

Claudio Mirarchi

Thesis title: Knowledge network for innovation of construction sector: Increasing efficiency through process digitisation of the entire chain
Supervisor: Alberto Pavan; Tutor: Angelo Ciribini

External Examiners:

  1. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Liverpool
  2. Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana

Daniele Beacco

Thesis title: Architecture and cities in the region of Punjab
Supervisor and Tutor: Adalberto Del Bo

External Examiners:

  1. Masood Khan, Architect and senior consultant for the City Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Past teaching experience: National College of Art Lahore, Harvard and MIT
  2. Imdad Hussain, Forman Christian College University, Lahore

Betrice Gerli

Thesis title: Form and structure in the work of Renzo Piano. The technological method as a contemporary interpretation of the type
Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor: Andrea Campioli

External Examiners:

  1. Pisana Posocco, Università degli Studi La Sapienza
  2. Riccardo Palma, Politecnico di Torino

 

 

30th Cycle EEA

In the following list you may find the names of the 30th Cycle Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within March 2019, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Rafael Shehu

Thesis title: Methods of Analysis and Innovative Strategies for Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of Existing Structures
Supervisor: Gabriele Milani; Tutor: Siro Casolo

External Examiners:

  1. Bahman Ghiassi, University of Nottingham
  2. Vasilis Sarhosis, Newcastle University

Federica Zagarella

Thesis title: Estimating the buildings hourly energy demand for Smart Energy District planning
Supervisor: Simone Ferrari; Tutor: Paola Caputo

External Examiners:

  1. Marco Beccali, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  2. Salvatore Carlucci, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Amin Alavi

Thesis title: A procedure for the Assessment of the Behaviour Factor for Steel Moment Resisting Frame Systems based on Pushover Curves
Supervisor: Carlo Andrea Castiglioni Tutor: Maria Adelaide Parisi

External Examiners:

  1. Luis Calado, IST, Universidade de Lisboa
  2. Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, NTU Athens
 

 

30th Cycle EEA - July and September Sessions

In the following list you may find the names of the 30th Cycle Candidates that are going to discuss their Final Exam within September 2018, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Giovanni Brambilla

Thesis title: Sustainable Composite Steel-Concrete Construction
Supervisor and Tutor: Carlo Andrea Castiglioni

External Examiners:

  1. Georgios Vasdravellis, Heriot-Watt University
  2. Dario Trabucco, IUAV

Gian Paolo Chiarelli

Thesis title: Characterization of cold formed profiles and structural details of pallet racking systems: Application of artificial intelligence.
Supervisor and Tutor: Carlo Andrea Castiglioni

External Examiners:

  1. Hervé Degée, UHasselt
  2. Benno Hoffmeister, RWTH Aachen 

Marzia Bolpagni

Thesis title: Digitalisation of Tendering and Awarding Processes: a Building Information Modelling (BIM) – based Approach to Public Procurement Routes.
Supervisor and Tutor: Angelo Ciribini

External Examiners:

  1. Mohamad Kassem, Northumbria University
  2. David Mosey, King's College

Marco Gola

Thesis title: Sustainable High Quality Healthcare Facilities. Indoor Air Quality as health promoter in healing environments
Supervisor and Tutor: Stefano Capolongo

External Examiners:

  1. Maria Teresa Montagna, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
  2. Claudia Bianchi, Università degli Studi di Milano

Cristina Boniotti

Thesis title:Conservation and Management of Built Cultural Heritage: the case of public complex properties.
Supervisor: Stefano Della Torre; Tutor: Gianandrea Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Eduardo Rojas, PennDesign Philadelphia
  2. Pietro Petraroia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Ana Veljkovic

Thesis title: Bond of GFRP Bars and Concrete: From Local to Structural Mechanical Behaviour
Supervisor: Valter Carvelli; Tutor: Siro Casolo

External Examiners:

  1. Maurizio Guadagnini, University of Sheffield
  2. Dario Coronelli, Politecnico di Milano (DICA)

Mehdi Ghazimoradi

Thesis title: Experimental Measurement and Numerical Modelling of Mechanical Properties of Technical Textile
Supervisor: Valter Carvelli; Tutor: Siro Casolo

External Examiners:

  1. Claudia Marano, Politecnico di Milano (CMIC)
  2. Stefano Mariani, Politecnico di Milano (DICA)

Elena Seghezzi

Thesis title: A decision support framework for technology related choices in façade retrofit
Supervisor: Gabriele Masera, Tutor: Fulvio Re Cecconi

External Examiners:

  1. José Ramón Albiol Ibáñez, Universitat Politècnica de València
  2. Jan Růžička, Czech Technical University in Prague

Ludovica Cappelletti

Thesis title: Palazzo Te in Mantua from the Eighteenth century to today. The construction of a monument.
Supervisor: Federico Bucci; Tutor: Mariacristina Loi

External Examiners:

  1. John Pinto, Princeton University
  2. Sergio Pace, Politecnico di Torino
  3. Elena Manzo, Università degli Studi della Campania

Chiara Tagliaro

Thesis title: A Place for the Workplace to Work  A system of relevant performance indicators for strategically  designing, managing and using the workplace.
Supervisor and Tutor: Gianandrea Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek, Eindhoven University of Technology
  2. Christopher Heywood, University of Melbourne

Lidia Pinti

Thesis title: BIM-based Facility Management. Embedded Information Management for Maintenance: Building Information Modelling and database integration for the Italian Public Administration.
Supervisor: Giovanni Utica; Tutor: Gianandrea Ciaramella

External Examiners:

  1. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Liverpool
  2. Ricardo Codinhoto, University of Bath
 

 

30th Cycle EEA - April Session
In the following list you may find the names of the 30th Cycle Candidates, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers.

Silvia Cerisola

Thesis title: From cultural heritage to development: the role of creativity.
Supervisor: Roberta Capello; Tutor: Andrea Caragliu

External Examiners:

  1. Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute
  2. Rafael Boix-Domenech, Universitat de València

Daniela Pasini

Thesis title: Real-time information management for engaging users in building operation. ICT-based methods and tools for assessing building behaviours and providing users with control strategies
Supervisor: Bruno Daniotti, Tutor: Angelo Ciribini

External Examiners:

  1. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Liverpool
  2. Kirti Ruikar, Loughborough University 

Alice Pasquinelli

Thesis title: The creation of a citywide Building Information System: criticalities and potentialities of public information on buildings
Supervisor: Franco Guzzetti; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Gabriele Garnero, Politecnico di Torino
  2. Gianluca Ruggieri, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria.

Marco Simoncelli

Thesis title: Industrial Steel Storage Pallet Rack under monotonic and seismic load and critical issues associated with base settlements
Supervisor: Claudio Bernuzzi; Tutor: Carlo Andrea Castiglioni

External Examiners:

  1. Armando Gobetti, Università degli Studi di Pavia
  2. Giovanni Metelli, Università degli Studi di Brescia.

Nicola Giordano

Thesis title: Performance based approach for the seismic assessment and retrofit of masonry buildings.
Supervisor: Alberto Franchi; Tutor: Luigi Biolzi

External Examiners:

  1. Khalid Mosalam, UC Berkeley
  2. Dante Galeota, Università dell'Aquila

Vahid Afroughsabet

Thesis title: Development of sustainable high performance fiber-reinforced concretes by using calcium sulfoaluminate cement.
Supervisor and Tutor: Luigi Biolzi

External Examiners:

  1. Paulo J.M Monteiro, UC Berkeley
  2. Togay Ozbakkaloglu, The University of Adelaide

Fazel Khayatian

Thesis title: Application of Deep Machine Learning in Multi-Scale Building Energy Audit
Supervisor: Giuliano Dall'O'; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Maurizio Cellura, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  2. Dejan Mumovic, University College of London

Andrea Zani

Thesis title: Shapeable Cement: Innovative and multi-performance components for building skin
Supervisor: Tiziana Poli; Tutor: Enrico De Angelis

External Examiners:

  1. Kyle Konis, University of Southern California
  2. Luis Palmero Iglesias, Universitat Politècnica de València

Marcella Bonanomi

Thesis title: Change Management for Digital Transformation of Multidisciplinary Design Firms. A Systematic Analysis-Based Approach for Supporting the Transition Towards Digital and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Supervisor: Cinzia Talamo; Tutor: Andrea Campioli

External Examiners:

  1. Sheryl Staub-French, The University of British Columbia
  2. Carrie Sturts Dossick, University of Washington

Monica Moscatelli

Thesis title: Form and design for social health facilities in Developing Countries. The case study of Lauro de Freitas, Brazil
Supervisor: Domenico Chizzoniti; Tutor: Massimo Ferrari

External Examiners:

  1. Maria Estela Rocha Ramos, UNIME - União Metropolitana de Educação
  2. Angela Barrios Padura, Universidad de Sevilla

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29th Cycle EEA

In the following list you may find the names of the 29th Cycle Candidates, their supervisors and tutors and the names of the appointed reviewers. Those names may change, following their being available, until their confirmation and execution of the review task [in italics, the candidates going to delay to september or later].

Gaia Barbieri

Supervisor and tutor: Luigi Biolzi
Proposed External Examiners (to be confirmed):

  1. Henryk K. Stolarski, University of Minnesota
  2. Paolo Foraboschi, IUAV

Lindita Bande

Thesis title: Heat Island Mitigation Strategies, with focus on the Urban Shading Devices. The Case Study of Abu Dhabi Main Island (UAE).
Supervisors: Paola Ronca, Riccardo Paolini, Tiziana Poli. Tutor:  Adalberto Del Bo.
External Examiners:

  1. Praveen Maghelal, Masdar Institute (ResearchGate)
  2. Les Norfort, MIT (ResearchGate)

Daniele Beacco

Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor:  Adalberto Del Bo
Proposed External Examiners (to be confirmed):

  1. Francesco Siravo
  2. Attilio Petruccioli, QatarUni (academia)

Elisa Bertolesi

Thesis title: Simple compatible homogeneisation strategies. Application to Unreinforced and FRCM reinforcement masonry structures, in and out of plane. Supervisor and Tutor: Gabriele Milani; co-supervisor: Carlo Poggi
External Examiners:

  1. Michal Šejnoha, Czech Technical University (RG)
  2. Lorenzo Macorini, Imperial College London
  3. Georgios Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete Chania

Manuele Cassano

Thesis title: Construction Site Information Modelling - Implementing building, context and operational information to manage construction site design.
Supervisor: Marco Trani. Tutor: Raffaella Brumana.
External Examiners:

  1. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Liverpool (RG)
  2. David Oloke, University of Wolverhampton (RG)

Giovanni Castaldo

Thesis title: For the Relaunch of the public initiative.. Governance models and functional tools for urban regeneration processes.
Supervisor: Federico Schiaffonati; tutor: Elena Mussinelli.
External Examiners:

  1. Mario Losasso, Napoli Federico II
  2. Dora Francese, Napoli Federico II

Alberto Celani

Thesis title: What spaces for what companies? Strategies and re-use of idle and abandoned areas.
Supervisor and tutor: Andrea Ciaramella.
External Examiners:

  1. Carlo Altomonte, UniBocconi
  2. A.E. Balakina (MGSU)
  3. Luisa Gagliardi (LSE e University of Geneva)

Marta Ferretti

Thesis title: SQC_Social Housing quality control. An assessment tool for techno-typological quality in social housing buildings and dwellings.
Supervisor: Matteo Gambaro; tutor: Elena Mussinelli.
External Examiners:

  1. Carola Clemente, La Sapienza, Roma (RG)
  2. Massimo Rossetti, IUAV (RG).

Cecilia Fumagalli

Thesis Title: Transformation as Conservation. The Islamic City and International Heritage Institutions in the Field
Supervisor: Cristina Pallini; Tutor:  Adalberto Del Bo. External Examiners:

  1. Daniele Pini, Università di Ferrara
  2. Attilio Petruccioli, QatarUni (academia)

Emanuele Gandelli

Thesis title: Advanced tools for the design of sliding isolation systems for seismic-retrofitting of hospitals.
Supervisor: Virginio Quaglini; co-supervisor: Pina Limongelli; Stefano Capolongo (also tutor).
External Examiners:

  1. Felice Ponzo, Università della Basilicata (pubblicazioni)
  2. Luigi Di Sarno, Università del Sannio (RG)

Silvia Gobbi

Thesis title: The internationalization of the Italian construction SMEs. Recommendation for the decision-makers about how to enter the construction market of emerging countries.
Supervisor and tutor: Andrea Ciaramella.
External Examiners:

  1. Vikas Kumar, University of Sydney.
  2. Trübestein Michael, Lucerne University.

Alper Kanyilmaz

Thesis title: A new design approach for concentrically braced frames for moderate seismicity
Supervisor and tutor: Carlo Castiglioni.
External Examiners:

  1. Herve Degee, University of Hasselt
  2. Mohammed Hjiaj, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Rennes (RG)

Giorgia Marenzi

Thesis title: Building Simulation Model in Control Systems for Energy Efficiency.
Supervisor: Massimiliano Manfren; Tutor: Niccolò Aste
External Examiners:

  1. A.W.M. (Jos) van Schijndel, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  2. Valerio Lo Brano, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Academia)

Roberto Naboni

Thesis title: Programming matters(s). Extending Material-based Design and Fabrication with Integrated Computational Workflows.
Supervisor: Ingrid Paoletti, Tutor: Enrico De Angelis
External Examiners:

  1. Gabriela Celani, Associate Professor, University of Campinas, Brasil
  2. Marco Hemmerling, Technology, Arts, Sciences Tech. Hochschule Köln Köln (studio).

Alessio Passera

Thesis title: A Business Model for Solar Thermal Facades.
Supervisor: Roberto Lollini - EURAC, Tutor: Gabriele Masera
External Examiners:

  1. Karl Höfler FachHochshule Joanneum (University of Applied Science in Graz)
  2. Tillman Klein, Technische Universität München

Andrea Rebecchi

Supervisor and tutor: Stefano Capolongo. Co-Supervisor: Maddalena Buffoli. External Examiners:

  1. Daniela D'alessandro, Università di Roma La Sapienza (RG)
  2. Marta Bottero, Politecnico di Torino

Alberto Speroni

Thesis title: Advanced shading devices for high performance envelope
Supervisor and tutor: Tiziana Poli, Andrea Mainini and Greg Blonder (MIT).
External Examiners:

  1. Zoltan Nagy, University of Texas at Austin  (pubs)
  2. Marcelo Cohelo, MIT (Google Scholar page)
  3. Luis Palmero Iglesias, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Riccardo Valente

Thesis title: Evidence geo-DARM (Data and Archaeological Research Management) Model for Multi-User data sharing
Supervisors: Raffaella Brumana, P. Pergola (PIAC and CNRS)
External Examiners:

  1. Ian Bailff, Durham University (Pubs)
  2. Martha Vassiliadi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki